Umair Majid (PhD student)

Umair Majid is a medical doctor with working experience in gastrointestinal surgery. Umair studies the role of mucosal macrophages in healthy colon and their disease modifying mechanisms in colorectal cancer. He has a shared position at the University of Oslo as a lecturer and teaches surgery to medical students at the medical faculty. Umair is also a board member at the Institute of Clinical Medicine at the Medical Faculty.

Niladri Bhusan Pati (Researcher)

Niladri joined the lab in May 2019. Niladri did his Masters in Biotechnology and PhD in infection biology from KIIT University, India. His expertise are involved in the areas of infection biology, gut immunology, vaccine and therapeutics. Niladri was a research fellow at ETH-Zurich, Switzerland. He worked in the field of Salmonella biology in Hardt group. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship from University of Giessen, Germany, where he was studying neonatal infection with MDR strains. Further, he continued his postdoctoral fellowship at University of Oslo focusing on a novel approach of customized antigen processing and presentation using invariant chain. Currently, Niladri studies the functional variability between IgA secreted from different subsets of intestinal plasma cells and their specificity towards gut microbiota.

Danh Phung (Laboratory Scientist)

Danh is a wet-lab enthusiast and has special interest in projects involving using single cell sequencing techniques. He joined the group in 2016, and manages the wet laboratory part of the group. Danh’s background composes of a Master of Technology degree in biochemistry and a Ph.D in protein biochemistry focusing on food poisoning mode-of-action by bacterial toxins.

Marianne Skeie (Laboratory Scientist)

Marianne joined the group in 2018, after working in another research group at the Dept. of Pathology since 2001. She has a MSc (Cand. scient.) in Biochemistry from the University of Oslo and has broad wet lab experience in molecular and cellular biology.

Linda Solfjell (Laboratory Scientist)

Linda is a Biomedical Laboratory Scientist and has been working at the Dept of Pathology since 1999. She is specialized in molecular biology, with main focus on cloning, RNA/DNA techniques, and PCR. She also helps out with some administrative work.